A standard gas-fired furnace. This type of furnace must vent through a chimney and uses room air to aid combustion.
A gas furnace that's more than 10 years old can be functioning perfectly but only working at 65% efficiency. With the newest technology available, gas furnaces can operate at over 94% efficiency. This means that by upgrading from a 65% efficient gas furnace to a 96% gas furnace, you'll drop your gas bill by 31% just by doing that alone!
The experts at Bolster-DeHart, Inc. can provide you with a quality gas furnace installation or replacement. We will inspect your furnace and recommend the best solution for your home's heating needs. Call us today at 1-855-262-8724 or click below to get started with a free estimate! We offer all our gas furnace services in Pittsburgh, Butler, Washington and the nearby areas!
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A furnace boiler or water heater burns fuel to generate heat and needs to put that heat into an air stream in your ducts, or into the water in your pipes. The efficiency rating is what percentage of that heat gets into your air or water. What happens to the rest of the heat? It goes up the chimney and is lost into the sky. Therefore, a 15-year-old furnace that is 65% efficient is putting 35% of the heat you paid for up the chimney. A 96% efficient furnace only "wastes" 4%! A big difference!
Since the cost of the fuel you put through a furnace, boiler or water heater during its lifetime is much greater than the cost of the unit itself, it's worth it to install the very highest efficiency equipment available! Let Bolster-DeHart, Inc. accomplish this in your home!
A sealed-combustion furnace is so named because the combustion chamber is sealed in order to have more control over the combustion process. The air required for combustion is piped to the combustion chamber from outside the house, through a small-diameter plastic pipe. Gasses that result from combustion are also vented outside through a plastic pipe, with assistance from a small fan. This type of furnace is also sometimes called "direct vent" because it can be vented through an exterior wall. No chimney is necessary.
Sealed-combustion furnaces are super-efficient, earning AFUE ratings of 90% or higher. Nearly all the heat potential of the fuel is extracted, making flue gasses cool enough to be passed through a plastic exhaust pipe. A small amount of water results during the heat condensing cycle, and this condensate is typically piped to a floor drain.
A sealed-combustion gas furnace is a smart choice if you are thinking about replacing an old furnace. In addition to cutting your gas bill, this type of furnace will be safer to operate because there's little danger of backdrafting (which can pull hazardous combustion gasses into your living space).
If you're interested in upgrading your home's heating performance and efficiency, Bolster-DeHart, Inc. are the local experts you need. We provide quality furnace installation and replacement services in Pittsburgh, Butler, Washington, Wexford, Cranberry Twp, Mckeesport, Coraopolis, Aliquippa, Mars, Allison Park and the surrounding areas. Call us today at 1-855-262-8724 or contact us online to get a free estimate today!